Moldova is yet to confirm its participation in Eurovision 2016, but already the first submission for O melodie pentru Europa has been revealed – the very emotional song “Alone” by singer-songwriter Sasha Bognibov. “Alone” is Sasha’s 16th song written for Eurovision.

https://youtu.be/V3HG-eSliPE

Sasha’s previous songs have dealt with themes such as loving teenage girls (“I Love the Girls”, 2008) and lesbians (“My Lesbian Girl”, 2014), but his 2015 entry “Wounded Swan” saw Sasha get serious and emotional, singing a sad but hopeful song of a wounded swan (it’s a metaphor, y’all).

But while “Wounded Swan” was full of hope, “Alone” is much darker. “I will go out to the edge of the world/Feeling frustrated and feeling alone”, he sings in the stripped down verses. But soon the song erupts into a very catchy and bold electro chorus, with Sasha declaring “Everybody! Love somebody alone!”.

“Alone” is almost four minutes long, which of course would have to be reduced by one minute for entry to Eurovision. But if Il Volo can do it, so can Sasha.

Sasha has never made it to the televised heats of O melodie pentru Europa, but given his magnetic stage presence (this is a man whose ‘talent’ on Romania’s Got Talent was being Sasha Bognibov), maybe 2016 could be his lucky year.

But regardless of how he does, the release of Sasha Bognibov’s entry for 2016 is a sign that the national final season has finally kicked off.

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Sasha
4 years ago

Thank you, Robyn, for supporting me! 🙂

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

my problem with the song is that it doesn’t transition very well between the verse and the chorus. it’s like 2 songs hastily combined together. but i definitely see the potential. hopefully it will be remastered.

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
4 years ago

@ Sasha your voice is just fine babe.. 🙂
Hope with this song of yours you will make the live shows this time & even you will qualify to the Final.. 🙂
G(ay)ood L(ove)uck 4 you to finally represent Moldova in a future Vision 🙂
You are really handsome hunk <3 🙂

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
4 years ago

Well this is the very first song that im listening 4 the new visionary season of 2016.. 🙂
It is nice enough but i really do not see this winning in moldovan NF & representing Moldova in our Vision though..

Ani
Ani
4 years ago

Wonderful with people trust on themselfs

Sasha
4 years ago

Don’t judge my voice in this way, my dears! All the vocal specialists appreciated my voice. Don’t forget that all the voices are mine, and not so many singers are capable to sing with many voices. Of course, I’m not perfect, but vocal specialists understand better. Yes, they observe some things that are not perfect, but nobody’s perfect. Moreover, there are many famous singers in Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and even in the world, whose voices are much worse. If a vocal specialist tests their voices and mine professionally, then posts a video recording of that, you’ll understand that i’m… Read more »

Sasha
4 years ago

Everybody! Love somebody alone! (It’s a call)

Marie
Marie
4 years ago

Can’t anyone be kind tell him do something other than music?

Anne
Anne
4 years ago

Sounds really really terrible! There are millions and millions amateures like him Why even post this???

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
4 years ago

I’m not a fan to be honest. It’s repetitive and it’s too computerized. 1.4/5 for me.

Mary
Mary
4 years ago

To be honest it’s amateur
not sound good

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
4 years ago

I don’t find this bad at all, but I am still questioning his voice..

Hannes
Hannes
4 years ago

omg Sasha i am ur biggest fan “My lesbian girl” would be my absolute favorite Moldovan entry EVAAA if it went through <3 <3 <3

#NothingCanStealYourThunder
#NothingCanStealYourThunder
4 years ago

With a little mixing, it could be good song for Moldova. Now it sounds too homemade.